The Word on the Street

Making the Connection Continues November 1

Making the Connection is First Wayne Street's mid-week program of Wednesday evening activities. The program is designed to nurture and facilitate each person’s faith journey, and members’ family and friends are always welcome! 

Our next session begins on November 1 and continues on November 8, 15, & 29 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving), December 6 & December 13 (the last week).

1:00 pm: Painting Class

Ann Carnes will again offer her wonderful painting class from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Even if you have never held a paintbrush, you are welcome to join the class - you may discover talent you didn’t even know you had! The class paints with watercolor, acrylic, regular oil paint, heat-set oil paint, and even pastels. You can choose one or try them all. You will have plenty of encouragement for your endeavors in this loving Christian setting.

4:00 Class: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

We hope you can join us for a new class from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, as our very own retired Nurse Practitioner, Jana Powell, will speak to us about Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body, which has information about what can be done to possibly reduce chances of developing Alzheimer's Disease. This is scientific/research-based material and includes a nice take-home notebook with suggestions for lifestyle, diet, etc., that participants can utilize.

From there we'll jump into Knowing the 10 Warning Signs & The Basics of Alzheimer's. The program includes how to distinguish normal aging from Alzheimer's, how Alzheimer's is diagnosed, what medications are available for use by a person with Alzheimer's, and how those medicines work. Additional classes include Legal & Financial steps to consider for a person with Alzheimer's as well as Understanding Behavior Changes in Alzheimer's, which is a 4-step process that breaks down why certain behavior changes happen and identifies the changes as a form of communication; Dementia Conversations, which helps a loved one learn how to approach topics which are difficult for a loved one with Alzheimer's to deal with, such as giving up driving, turning their financial decision making over to a trusted individual, how to adapt living styles to the disease; caregiving in early, middle and late stages of the illness.

5:00 to 6:00 pm: Light Evening Meal

Everyone is invited to join us for a light meal served in Fellowship Hall from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, with a free-will offering.

5:45 to 7:30 pm: Children & Youth Programming

Youth will gather on the third floor with Youth Director Kim Truesdell for study, fellowship, and fun. Study time this session will be covering the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Children will have planned activities from 5:45 to 7:30 that include crafts, games and music (choir & handbell ringing).

In addition, as part of the children’s evening programming between 6:00 and 7:30 pm, our own in-house author Holly L. Niner will lead a Children’s Writing Workshop. She will cover, The Secret to a Scrumptious Story, Understanding Book Construction = A Better Story, and end with an author reading of each new author’s story to the group. Can't wait to see what our kids create!

6:00 class: "Faithful" Christmas with Pastor Cheryl

Pastor Cheryl Garbe's evening Bible study on “Faithful” Christmas through the eyes of Joseph, by Adam Hamilton, will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Room 115.           

Please join Adam Hamilton as he examines Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. You too can learn to accept and glorify God’s will, even when situations in our life make it difficult to do so.   

"We are not that different from Joseph. True, we may not be part of a story that will be remembered for all time, but like Joseph, we encounter circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves.  At times, it can be tempting just to walk away, but Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides."

Bring a friend. Books are $14 (Make check to FWSUMC & in memo section put Faithful)


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